The crusades were a series of military campaigns launched by Medieval Europeans to retake and hold the holy land, which is to say Jerusalem. Out of this military action came a number of fabled knightly orders, as well as noteworthy designs that, today, are instantly recognizable as symbols of the crusaders, the warriors who fought for their faith. At Medieval Armour, we offer a number of equally iconic crusader shields and knight shields, many of which bare an association with a number of the famed knightly orders that were born during the crusades. And like the shields of the age, we offer both steel shields and wood shields, all of which make for an ideal knights shield. We offer Templar shields, which recreate, in various designs, the classic white and red cross shield that is, even today, associated with the famous Knights Templar. We have Hospitaller shields, which depict the black and white cross shields carried by these knightly priests. We even offer Teutonic shields, in honor of the Teutonic knights who aided pilgrims while fighting during the crusades! Some of our crusade shields are functional shields, being completely battle-ready, in that they're made to withstand and shrug off strikes and blows while keeping their wielder safe and secure. Virtually all of them, though, are impressive display pieces, ensuring that even if you don't wield it in combat, you'll want to carry it around or at least hang it on your wall as a decorative shield. There's no disputing that the crusader shields offered by Medieval Armour are impressive, and they're bound to inspire whether you carry them into battle or hang them on your wall.
This full sized shield by Armaduras bears the Fleur-de-Lys crest of Charlemagne, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, mounted over the blue cross of Lorraine. Crafted in Spain, the shield is made in burnished steel with bronzed embossing.
The Charles V Shield is a great decorative shield to add to your medieval themed home or office. This shield is made of steel and features a white background with a red cross. The Charles V Shield features the seal of Charles V of Spain.
The Crusader Knight Shield of Ibelin is inspired by the shields carried by the Knights of Ibelin in the film Kingdom of Heaven. This stainless-steel shield features a dark crimson Jerusalem Cross against a field of off yellow.
The Crusader Shield is solid shield that measures a full 32 inches tall and 20 inches wide. The Crusader Shield is made of curved wood, covered in a white canvas with a red (color may vary) painted cross emblazoned on the front.
A knights face could not always be seen in battle, so sometimes they were identified first by their heraldries. This Crusader Shield possesses a simple heraldry, depicting a red cross charge emblazoned on a bright yellow field.
This replica medieval shield is constructed of 16 gauge steel and measures 18 inches wide by 24 inches high. Crusader shields are hand-painted and then sprayed with a protective layer of polyurethane to preserve the artwork.
The Crusader shield has a Crusader cross in the middle of the shield and six Fleur De Lis on the outer edge. This beautiful Crusader shield is fabricated in steel and features a variety of bronze-steel embossing and enamel finishes.
This ornate, full sized shield by Art Gladius bears the Crusaders cross. Crafted in Toledo, Spain, the shield is made of wood. The Crusaders shield is highly decorative on the front making this piece great for home decor.
Even in the ancient days, shields were not just a defense for to carry into battle. They were also stunning decorations found in halls and castles. This Decor Shield of the Templar recalls one that hails from a crusades-era stronghold.
This ornate, full sized shield bears the Hospitaliers cross on the front. Crafted in Toledo, Spain, the shield is made of wood. The Hospitaliers shield is highly decorative on the front making this piece great for home decor.
This replica medieval shield is constructed of 16 gauge steel that measures 18 inches wide by 24 inches high. The Hospitaller shields are hand-painted and then sprayed with a protective layer of polyurethane to preserve the artwork.
This ornate, full sized shield by Art Gladius bears the Jerusalem cross. Crafted in Toledo, Spain, the shield is made of wood. The Jerusalem shield is highly decorative on the front making this piece great for home decor.